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Feature History – Meiji Restoration

Feature History – Meiji Restoration

[Dramatic Japanese oriental music] BEAUTY AND HARMONY… GOVERNED BY ONE ETERNAL LAW… ALL THAT BEGINS… MUST END… THE REIGN OF THE SHOGUNATE IS OVER! Sorry, I always wanted to do that. [Intro music] Hello, and welcome to Feature History, featuring the Meiji Restoration… or, more accurately, Meiji’s Cabinet’s Restoration. The boy was still trying to …

The Surprising History of Drugs

The Surprising History of Drugs

Hey Thoughty2 here. Your brain is a vast science lab that is able to produce a never ending stream of chemical concoctions that help fight disease, escape danger, make you feel happy or gently send you to sleep. That’s right, whether you like it or not, your neurological system is a massive junkie. And this …